Ajax Bell

Author of the Queen City Boys books

court date and good songs

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Yesterday I got a subpoena, requesting that I testify in a hearing so that the kids who robbed me get tried as adults rather than in juvenile court. The kids are 17 and there was a gun involved, so, sure, fine.  But man, not to be all whiny baby, but the letter that came with the subpoena was so fucking rude.  Like, sure AG’s office, I’ll help you out, but maybe ask me nicely instead of implying that I’ve already made the criminal choice not to appear, and bitching me out about it in advance. Ugh.  Oh HA!  I was just about to post a sentence from the letter, complaining about it, but now that I re-read it, it is actually saying exactly the opposite of what I originally understood it to say.  Um, yes, suffice to say the letter is not very well written.  So anyway in two weeks I have to appear in court at 8 am.  I wonder if I can get anyone to go with me, just for moral support.

New Lu album.  I’m not sure I can make coherent statements about my level of excitement over this.  So instead I give you: If Wishes Were Horses – Lucinda Williams (click to download)  Most folks seem supremely excited of the Elvis Costello duet, “Jailhouse Tears,” but I have to say I’m kind of over Costello dueting with everyone in the universe, and while I like the song I find Costello fairly unbelievable as the criminal boyfriend.  I mean you hear Costello’s voice and you don’t think, “Yeah, he stole her truck.”  It’s more link, “Maybe he hacked her email and hung around outside her work acting creepy.”  But that’s a tiny tiny tiny complaint, over all I love love love love love love love love the album.  I have to admit the little girl inside me still kind of wants to be Lu when she grows up.  Lu’s my very warped version of a fairy princess.

I am all for fewer bizarre divides between genders, especially surrounding clothes and beauty, but for some reason I find this site vaguely creepy.  Perhaps it’s the way it’s presented, as the concept is a-okay.

Okay, need to go do errands/chores/work/stuff. Ugh ugh ugh.

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One thought on “court date and good songs

  1. i’ll go to court with you if you want, lady.

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